Man stabs relative in Paso Robles

A Paso Robles man stabbed his relative on Sunday, then fled in a vehicle and got away, according to the city’s police department.

Shortly before 2 p.m., two men were involved in a fight in the 3100 block of Spring Street in Paso Robles. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 30-year-old man with an apparent stab wound to his lower left back.

An ambulance transported the victim to a local hospital. His wounds did not appear to be life threatening, police said.

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect and the victim are related. Police say the stabbing was an isolated incident.

Paso Robles police are still searching for the suspect, Samuel Joel Maduena, 36. Maduena is described as a Hispanic man who is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 240 pounds.

He has black hair, brown eyes and several tattoos on his face and neck. When last spotted, Maduena was wearing a black hat, black sweater and blue jeans.

Maduena fled in a black 2011 Honda Accord four-door sedan with a California license plate numbered 6PTW612. Maduena is considered armed and dangerous, and police instruct anyone who sees him to immediately call 911.

An investigation into the stabbing case is ongoing. Investigators request that anyone who has information about the case call the police department at (805) 237-6464 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.